Tuesday Morning: Owl-Nesting Trees Being Cut Down at 5074 Lotus

by on February 1, 2022 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

The OB Rag has just heard that a developer is now cutting down 3 large owl nesting trees and one towering palm tree at 5074 Lotus St. in OB (9 am, Tues, 2-2-22).

We cannot independently verify this but at least two readers have sent us notices and photos. From the photos, it appears that the trees are on private property. Even though we know that private property owners can do what they want with trees on their lots, we still wish to acknowledge the cutting down of valued flora.

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Kathleen Blavatt February 2, 2022 at 4:39 am

This cutting down trees without a thought is heartbreaking. It shows how the City getting rid of setbacks and promoting density without taking in account the established healthy trees is taking away any bit of urban forest we do have. We should give Community Planning Boards more oversight with protecting trees in mind. Every week a new major article or study out about trees being an important part of saving the earth. How about builders design homes that work around or incorporate the trees into the designs. There are some good examples to look at.


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